Metkinen Oy (Metkinen) is a privately held company specialized in strain improvement and fermentation technologies. The company provides strain development program. Metkinen has strong expertise in research and development in steroid bio conversion field. The company offers strain improvement and technology development in steroids field. Its strain improvement platform effectively improves fermentation process. The strain improvement platform combines classical and recombinant strain improvement with fermentation technology optimization. Currently, Metkinen possesses competitive microorganisms for lovastatin, compactin or pravastatin. Its clients include 20 major API producers from around the world. The company is headquartered in Kuusisto, Finland.